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Cafe Scientifique

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You are cordially invited to come and chat with a scientist about an interesting and/or controversial science topic.  Patterned after the International Cafe Scientifique, the Science Department has initiated an outreach program to promote public interest in science.
Our goal is simply to have regularly scheduled sessions for informal discussions of scientific topics.

Schuler Books & Music
Eastwood Towne Center
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, 7:00pm

Fracture: A discussion on fracking in America

Join Maryann Lesert, a playwright, novelist, journalist, and contributing author to the anthology Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories about Fracking in America. The book features well-known environmental writers responding to fracking and its threats to water, community, and place, and examines our relationship with Earth and the place of art in changing culture. She will take us on a quick research journey that includes the science of fracking as well as the stories of what it's like to live with fracking.

Schuler Books & Music
Eastwood Towne Center
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, 7:00pm

The Honey Bee: Past, Present, and Future

The world of the U.S. honey bee has been impacted by the introduction of five diseases and parasites from overseas in the last 45 years. Along with these pests there has been an increase in pesticide use, and long range migratory pollination services. In essence these factors have lead to, or contributed to, the condition know as CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). However the wide-ranging need for pollination services from apple to almonds to zucchini makes the loss of honey bee colonies all the more troubling. Join us with Dr. Roger Hoopingarner as we discuss the wide-ranging implications of the fate of the honey bee.

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Please join us.  If you have any questions, please contact Alan O'Keefe by phone at (517) 483-1110 or e-mail at

Science at Lansing Community College

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Arts & Sciences Building, Room 301
Phone: (517) 483-1092
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